Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Scholars and archivists of amateur cinema in recent years have started to appreciate the significant creative accomplishments of this kind of filmmaking. However, amateur films often remain somewhat opaque because we know relatively little about the contexts of their exhibition and reception. To address this challenge, this essay closely examines a specific series of amateur-film screenings held annually in New York during the 1930s. The shifting exhibition circumstances and institutional collaborations of these events illuminate some of the general parameters and challenges of amateur-film exhibition during the period.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-3905
Print ISSN
0892-2160
Pages
pp. 58-85
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-23
Open Access
No
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